In my previous article I mentioned Dan Caro and how inspiring he is for the way he’s overcome adversity after a horrible fire accident. He’s one of those people you’ve likely never heard of, but he’s well worth knowing about.
Personally, I love the stories of “average” people who are truly extraordinary. I had planned to go browse the internet and fill an article with really amazing people to inspire you. To my surprise, that’s easier said than done. When I search for “Inspiring people” I get results for “influential people”. “Influential” translates to “has a lot of money”, so not at all what I was looking for. I tried a bit more and got some lists of famous people like Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Gandhi and the like. Inspiring people, sure enough, but most people know about them already.
I did manage to come across this which was petty cool, but that was all I could come across. It’s pretty sad that I was presented with so many rich people and so few stories of normal people who are amazing in some way. “Inspiring person” didn’t bring me any better results. This should have been easy, but it wasn’t.
And so I wonder if any of you can offer up names of some amazing and inspiring people you’ve heard about. Not people in history or celebrities, but average Joe people who have overcome adversity or done something really amazing for the world, or at least their part of it. We could all use a little inspiration, so why not share the people you know about?
Just remember, no links in the comments. However, if you know their name or at least their back-story, it will be enough for people to use to search. I’m eager to see what kinds of people and stories you folks will share.